Friends, In order to give my friend Chu a place to hangout , I thought we might try again at a thread specifically oriented to sonic differences in cables. A few ground rules if I might with your indulgence: I would like to keep this an electrical engineering, audio and otherwise technical discussion if at all possible. Many feel differently about what is legitimate to spend on an interconnect cable, but I would like to avoid discussing price if possible. We also don't have an easy way to conduct double blind tests so I respectfully suggest we leave out listening tests in DBT, although people may find value in recounting past experience in home or pro audio. I will start the ball rolling by providing a link to Analysis Plus cables site which has some excellent white papers. Look at Figures 5 and 6 in the following web page... http://www.analysis-plus.com/Pages/report981.htm This to me is good evidence that certain cable designs are likely to sound different. But read one friend, it goes EMI... Do you agree? why?